Recovered paper prices expected to remain high through 2016

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BOSTON, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ —

Over the next five years, recovered paper demand, particularly in fiber-poor regions such as China and India, will continue to grow. At the same time, supply coming from North America and Europe will be flat or even diminish; creating a shortage that will keep prices high. These findings recently published in the Outlook for Global Recovered Paper Markets ( http://www.risiinfo.com/risi-store/do/product/detail/recovered-paper-study.html?source=PR1205SF__ ), were announced today by RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry.

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“Worldwide recovered paper demand has grown by 45% in the last ten years, with China increasingly becoming one of the largest consumers,” said Kurt Schaefer, VP of Fiber at RISI.

“In order to truly understand the demand-side, we needed to better understand China’s ability to meet its own recovered paper needs. So as part of the Outlook for Global Recovered Paper Markets ( http://www.risiinfo.com/risi-store/do/product/detail/recovered-paper-study.html?source=PR1205SF__ ) we have included an extensive analysis of China’s export rates and its domestic collection system.”

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While efforts by the Chinese government and papermakers have bolstered domestic collection, they are not enough to catch up with the country’s demand (see above graph). Imports from North America and Europe continue to play an important role, but those supplies are shrinking as demand for graphic papers in the developed world continues to decline.

RISI’s Outlook for Global Recovered Paper Markets ( http://www.risiinfo.com/risi-store/do/product/detail/recovered-paper-study.html?source=PR1205SF__ )provides an in-depth historical analysis and five-year forecast of the global recovered paper sector, spanning twenty-two years, from 1994 – 2016.

Key features unique to this report:

— Coverage of 120 countries with forecast recovered paper, pulp, paper and paper board demand and trade.
— In-depth analysis of the Chinese market including:
— Analysis of the recovered paper collection system
— True Chinese paper recovery rate
— Future demand, supply and trade forecasts
— Overview of related legislation and policies
— A detailed description of the business structure of the recovered paper market including major consumers, processors and traders.

For more information, visit http://www.risi.com/rcp .

About RISI (http://www.risi.com )

Owned by UBM plc, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange, RISI is the leading information provider for the global forest products industry. The company works with clients in the pulp and paper, wood products, timber, biomass, tissue, nonwovens, printing and publishing industries to help them make better decisions.

Headquartered in Boston, MA, RISI operates additional offices throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.

About UBM plc (http://www.ubm.com )

UBM plc is a leading global company. We inform markets and bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

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SOURCE: RISI